Tigers reaction to Torii Hunter signing
By now, the process is pretty familiar around these parts. When the Tigers add a piece that fits their needs this well and a player who is so well-known and well-respected by his peers, it’s going to get a reaction. Not surprisingly, the reaction among the Tigers to Torii Hunter’s signing has been extremely positive.
“It’s great news,” Alex Avila told MLB.com in a text message Wednesday evening. “I’m really excited to hear about it. He’s a great player, someone that I’ve really enjoyed watching and competing against. I’ve heard he not only is a great competitor but a great person as well and I’m happy someone of his caliber is joining our team.”
Then there’s the reaction on Twitter:
— Drew Smyly (@SmylyD) November 14, 2012
Smyly is a Little Rock native. Hunter grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Both now spend their offseasons in the Dallas area.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) November 14, 2012